The Resource Gun culture in early modern England, Lois G. Schwoerer

Gun culture in early modern England, Lois G. Schwoerer

Label
Gun culture in early modern England
Title
Gun culture in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Lois G. Schwoerer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume identifies, describes, and analyses early modern England's gun culture. It explains how guns became available to men, women, and children of all social standings, how subjects responded to guns, how firearms changed their lives, how the government reacted to civilians possessing guns, and the role of guns in the settlement of the Revolution of 1688-89. Elite men used guns for hunting, target-shooting, and protection. They collected guns and included them in portraits and coats-of-arms, regarding firearms as a mark of status, power, and sophistication. Unlike their European counterparts, English ladies did not embrace the gun in hunting and target shooting, but they used them in the Civil Wars and in acts of violence. Little boys, across the social spectrum, played with toy guns. The government denied firearms to subjects with an annual income under £100--about 98 percent of the population, which showed resentment by grudging acceptance to willful disobedience. They used guns to hunt for food, not sport, and saw no crime in poaching. The gun industry contributed to the economy. The Ordnance Office, the government's department charged with military matters, employed aristocrats as officers, men of middling status as master gunners, and plebeian men and women, mostly widows, to make and repair guns. Guns were featured in the 1689 Bill of Rights, but it did not, as some scholars aver, grant individual Protestants a right to bear arms. So it cannot be cited to support the claim that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution conveys such a right as an Anglo-American legacy"--Provided by publisher
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Schwoerer, Lois G
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
TS533.4.G7
LC item number
S39 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms industry and trade
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • HOUSE & HOME / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • Firearms industry and trade
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Gun culture in early modern England, Lois G. Schwoerer
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Interrogating early modern English gun culture -- Re-creating and developing a gun industry -- Economic opportunities for men and women -- Regulating domestic guns with "good and politic statutes" -- Domestic gun licenses issued "as if under the Great Seal" -- Military service : a pathway to guns -- London : the gun capital of England -- "Newfangled and wanton pleasure" in the many lives of men -- Guns : a challenge to the feminine ideal? -- Guns and child's play -- An individual right to arms? : the Bill of Rights -- Conclusion: Defining gun culture in early modern England -- Appendix A: What is a gun? -- Appendix B: Naming the gun
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813938592
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1btd44c
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948605845
  • (OCoLC)ocn948605845
Label
Gun culture in early modern England, Lois G. Schwoerer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Interrogating early modern English gun culture -- Re-creating and developing a gun industry -- Economic opportunities for men and women -- Regulating domestic guns with "good and politic statutes" -- Domestic gun licenses issued "as if under the Great Seal" -- Military service : a pathway to guns -- London : the gun capital of England -- "Newfangled and wanton pleasure" in the many lives of men -- Guns : a challenge to the feminine ideal? -- Guns and child's play -- An individual right to arms? : the Bill of Rights -- Conclusion: Defining gun culture in early modern England -- Appendix A: What is a gun? -- Appendix B: Naming the gun
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813938592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1btd44c
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948605845
  • (OCoLC)ocn948605845

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